I can’t wait to see what is in Tara’s head next. Despite being a crazy lunatic, Tara is filled with such good heart and soul that this book will be incredible, I know it. We know she can do funny. We know she can do mystery. We know she can do hot and sexy. This one is different. This New Adult emotionally charged book is going to be read with a box of tissues next to me. I can take it…*sniff*.
Addison Snow is your typical teenager. She has a family that loves her, friends that make her laugh, and she’s wrapped up in the excitement of graduating high school and going off to college to pursue her dream of becoming an author. When her mother, who also happens to be Addison’s best friend, dies unexpectedly, her world comes to a crashing halt.
Death changes everyone…
To make the pain go away, Addison and her father travel down separate, dark paths. She chooses to end her grief forever, while he drowns his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle. How do you learn to live again when the most important person in your life is gone?
Addison struggles to pick up the pieces of her life. Instead of getting back to being the carefree teenager she once was, she’s stuck handling all of the responsibilities that should have been her father’s. She has no time to grieve, no time for emotions, and no time for happiness…until Zander Reinhardt walks in. All it takes is one little handwritten note on a napkin to kick-start her back to life and help her realize that maybe there’s more to that life than pain.
But can it really be that simple? Can she really trust this man who makes her feel alive again for the first time in a year?
Addison and Zander both have secrets they aren’t ready to share. When the truth finally comes out, is it enough to tear them apart or has something bigger than themselves always been watching over them, pushing them together, making sure they both get their happily ever after?
“You and I both know that life sucks. At any minute something crappy could happen, and the two of us just sit around just waiting for the crappy and expecting it. When something good happens, we have to reach out and grab it, otherwise our lives will turn into one giant run-on sentence of daily sucks. I’m tired of the sucks, Addy. Come on, be tired of the sucks with me.”
Meg wags her eyebrows at me, and I let out a sigh.
“Come on, all your friends are doing it,” she says with a laugh as she reaches out and shoves my shoulder.
She’s right. I know she’s right. Life is a daily crapshoot and you never know what’s going to happen next. I used to love the thrill of never knowing what life would bring and the excitement of waking up to a brand new day and all of the possibilities. Now I spend each day full of dread that something bad will happen. I wake up each morning wondering what will go wrong next. I don’t enjoy the little things anymore because I know something bigger will come along that will swallow up those little things and make them disappear like they were never there. What’s the point in enjoying those little things when they’ll be gone soon?
I don’t know if Zander is a little thing or a big thing: a possibility or a liability. I’ve made sure to keep the guessing game out of life by shutting off my emotions and just doing what I need to do to make it through each day. I’m suddenly very aware of how empty my life has been lately. The idea of spending an evening alone with him where he might ask me questions I won’t know how to answer scares the hell out of me. But at the same time, I feel a bubble of nerves and butterflies in my stomach that have nothing to do with fear and everything to do with the thrill of the unknown and where it might lead. Maybe there’s hope for me yet.
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